TMJ Management

TMJ disorders are an orthopedic problem requiring long-term management. Our goal is to provide you the skills, the tools, and the support team for life-long success.

Management is most likely to succeed when based on the knowledge and skills you gained during your treatment phase. Flare ups can be sequestered with home palliative care as explained in your treatment booklets. This includes the use of moist heat, passive stretches, manipulation and other supportive care. Continued use of your orthotic appliance during your unconscious hours (sleep) is also recommended to help maintain optimum jaw position. We encourage you to schedule follow-up visits to allow evaluation and adjustment of your appliance every 6 months hereafter so we can check in on your quality of life. We will be happy to celebrate your success with you.

As always, please feel free to contact our office if you have additional questions, concerns or would like to schedule an appointment.